Gay Rights Once Again on Table at G.I. City Council Meeting


The Grand Island City Council is again taking a look at policies affecting the city's GLBT community.

The city council has been asked to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation from city employment policies.

The proposal is scheduled to be considered at the city council's meeting Tuesday evening. The proposal would add the protection to only city policies and would not affect any other employer in Grand Island.

The council has already rejected a measure that would have barred businesses from discriminating against current or prospective employees based on their sexual orientation as well as in housing and retail situations.

City policies already bar discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, mental or physical disability, marital status, national origin or genetic information.